Stevenage 3 Pompey 0: Match ratings

Danny Rose. Picture: Joe Pepler
Danny Rose. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Chief sports writer Neil Allen’s Pompey match ratings from yesterday’s 3-0 defeat to Stevenage.

Goals from Jack King, Matt Godden and Jobi McAnuff handed Boro victory against a Blues side who saw Christian Burgess dismissed in the second half.

Match ratings

David Forde: Left exposed by his defence – 6

Tom Davies: Caught out at times – 5

Christian Burgess: Didn’t look comfortable – 5

Matt Clarke: Such a reliable presence – 7

Gareth Evans: An off-day – 6

Carl Baker (2): Couldn’t shine in new system – 6

Michael Doyle: Was left overrun at times – 7

Danny Rose: So much heart and boundless energy – 8

Enda Stevens: Excellent attacking input in first half – 7

Noel Hunt (1): Pick of Pompey’s attack-minded players – 7
Eoin Doyle (3): Nothing went his way – 5


(1) Nicke Kabamba (64mins): Put himself about – 6

(2) Gary Roberts (64mins): Tried to inspire – 5

(3) Conor Chaplin (73 mins) Awful penalty – 4